|• Swim or surf only at beaches patrolled by lifeguards
• Always swim between the flags marking the area safer for swimming.
• Read and obey the signs
• Be careful where you dive – accidents often result from diving into shallow waters.
• Be aware of slippery banks and rocks when fishing
• Don’t swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs
• Always swim under supervision
• If you get into trouble in the water, stay calm. Signal for help, then float and wait for assistance
• Float with a current or undertow. Don’t try to swim against it.
• When out on the water always wear the correct safety equipment.
|22 & 33 Bank Street Port Fairy VIC
Open: Daily during summer holidays and weekends. Surf, snorkel and bike rental. Surf lessons
|The Crags Coastal Reserve
|Part of cemented dune limestone cliff formation exhibiting stunning jagged cliffs with several stacks and islets formed over thousands of years from the forces of wind and waves from the Southern Ocean. View the whole reserve from lookout.
This area also contains many Aboriginal cultural sites and places.
|Griffiths Street (near Battery Lane). The lifeboat was built in Williamstown in 1857 and is the oldest surving self-right lifeboat in the world. The Lifeboat Station contains a collection of 19th century maritime rescue equipment. Guided tours are available if booked through Information Centre.
|Short Drives - Koroit (15 minutes North West)
|Historic township midway between Port Fairy and Warrnambool on the northern slopes of Tower Hill. Speciality shops, historic buildings, eateries
|Horse Riding - Rundells Mahogony Trail Rides
|Millers Lane off Princes Highway IIowa VIC
Open: 7 days except Christmas
|Home to swamp wallabies and a large colony of short-tailed shearwaters (mutton birds). The birds arrive in September after an amazing 15,000 klm flight from the Aleutian Islands near Alaska. After nesting and raising their young they set off again in April leaving the chicks behind. Eventually hunger forces the chicks to find the migratory route on their own.
|Port Fairy and Warrnambool
Learn to surf with professional coaches
|Short Drives - Warrnambool (20 minutes)
|Warrnambool is the largest city on the Great Ocean Road with a permanent population of 31,000. Overlooking the sheltered beach of Lady Bay the town is renowned for its visiting whales, the grand national steeplechase and the fabulous laser & light show at Flagstaff Hill
|Short Drives - Mount Eccles (40 minutes North West)
|Mt Eccles is one of several volcanoes that produced the lava forming Victoria’s Western volcanic plains. Nestled in the centre of Mt Eccles is the beautiful Lake Surprise. There are 4 major walking tracks taking in the crater rim, lava caves and canals.